Test Summary Sheet for:

Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
82495
83018
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Chromium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 1 Metal/Element
2 Cobalt Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 0.5 Metal/Element

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.6 mL
Special Handling
Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable. To reduce specimen contamination, powder-free gloves are recommended during collection. Blood should be drawn through an indwelling plastic intracath needle into a trace metal free evacuated tube (e.g. B/D Royal blue top Vacutainer®) containing EDTA as a preservative. If using a steel needle, contamination may be reduced by discarding the first tube.
Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Specimen Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Plastic container. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). Lavender top tube (EDTA).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 3 month(s)
1 Chromium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 1 Metal/Element
2 Cobalt Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 0.5 Metal/Element

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